Danielle Weaver and the staff at Island Sewing are keeping busy filling online orders with the retail store in Campbell River closed for now due to COVID-19.

Finding your favourite fabric, thread and more can be SEW easy!

Island Sewing still the North Island’s go-to choice for sewing supplies and equipment

If you’re sewing more these days to keep busy, or if personal or commercial repairs or alterations are part of your regular routine, you likely have favourite places to find materials and equipment on the North Island.

But with the impact of COVID-19, dropping in to your local sewing shop and browsing for fabric or maybe even a new machine can be challenging.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, however, says Danielle Weaver co-owner of Island Sewing, a popular shop in the heart of Campbell River’s Willow Point. While the store is currently open for pick-ups and drop-offs only, they continue to supply sewers and crafters with a wide variety of fabric, notions, machines and more through their easy-to-navigate website.

“People can order online and we continue to ship our orders out every Monday and Thursday,” Weaver says. “Plus, if it’s easier for you to pick up your order or if you need it sooner, we can arrange for curbside-style pickup in the front of the store.”

Danielle and the Island Sewing team are also exploring more ways to stay connected – some new and some familiar:

Sharing news and tips with you weekly – Danielle enjoys sharing her love for sewing, quilting and embroidery, along with information about new products. Watch for her weekly video presentation on the Island Sewing Facebook page, where you’ll learn about the latest specials and new items, with a link to those products in the online catalogue. You can also sign up there for private machine lessons, or book sewing machine repair times. And watch Facebook for news soon about ways to practise social distancing by taking part in video conference sewing workshops!

Machine servicing and sales ongoing – If your machine of any make or model needs servicing, including long arms and industrial models, email wpsewing@gmail.com to reach Island Sewing quickly and let them know the details, Danielle says. To reduce personal contact, an area has been set up at the front of the store for drop-offs and pick-ups.

If you’ve made your choice of new machine online, from brand names such as Brother, Babylock, Janome and Elna – consumer and industrial models are available – it can either be shipped to the store or directly to your home.

Great deals available online – If you love a bargain, you’ll find some interesting options on fabric, thread, machines, accessories and more in the Island Sewing clearance items section. You’ll find some of the best prices on the Island here and under the Shop Online category, giving you great savings!


Remember, shipping is free for orders over $75. Danielle gives kudos to her staff and the store’s “amazing customers” who are helping keep things going. For more information, visit islandsew.ca.

Just Posted

With video: 19 Wing Comox home to new fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft

The CC-295 Kingfisher was officially unveiled Friday

Vancouver Island couple’s sheep farm dream disrupted by high lumber price

The solar powered farm project in Sayward will be set back by three years if the lumber price continues to remain high

Valley RCMP still looking for missing man six months after disappearance

John Wesley Edwards (“Wes”) who was last seen in Courtenay on March 20.

Valley RCMP respond to three crashes in one night

If the conditions are less than optimal, drivers are expected to adjust their speed and slow down.

Tour de Rock rolls into the Comox Valley

The tour this year featured alumni riders cycling in their specific geographic area

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Most Read